I love hearing that several of you have booked the Airbnb where we stayed in Paris and the hotel where we stayed in Positano so I wanted to share where we stayed in Palm Beach! Jess, Lauren, and I flew in from Chicago, New York, and Dallas respectively and all met up at the beautiful Brazilian Court hotel. It was a convenient 15-minute drive from the airport, a quick bike ride to all the shopping on Worth Avenue, and is so pretty you could totally justify spending your entire trip just lounging at the hotel.
Our room at the hotel was more than spacious enough for three girls to all get ready at the same time… Seriously it felt like a #tbt to sorority life with someone curling her hair, someone doing makeup, and someone (okay… just Jess 😂) steaming clothes to snap pictures before dinner at Café Boulud (located just off the Brazilian Court lobby and an outpost of the original on the Upper East Side!). And the hotel pool is actually the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen… the white chaises! the mirror! the palm trees! The Brazilian Court was exactly how I hoped Palm Beach would be and then some.
The team at Lilly Pulitzer lent us these perfect pink bikes and they wound up being a great way to get around Palm Beach for the weekend! If you visit, you must bike along Lake Trail, a bike path set right between the water and some of the most beautiful houses you’ve ever seen.
If you stay at The Brazilian Court, you can also borrow one of their yellow beach cruisers for the day. Kind of great not to have to rent a bike or Uber everywhere and such a fun way to explore!
A trip to Palm Beach wouldn’t be complete without a pit stop at the Lilly Pulitzer store. Lilly herself moved to Palm Beach from New York at the age of 21 and decided to open a juice stand. She designed a colorful printed shift dress to disguise the juice stains on her clothing and soon found her customers more interested in dresses than juice. Jackie Kennedy, First Lady at the time, wore a Lilly dress on the cover of Life magazine and of course the rest is history! (See which Lilly outfit I wore in Palm Beach here!)
Another thing Palm Beach is known for: killer antiquing and vintage shopping. It was such a fun place to visit with girlfriends who love decorating as much as I do! I think all three of us left Palm Beach seriously inspired to tackle our own decorating projects back home. There are so many hidden gems along Dixie Highway (also known as Antique Row) but I snapped this particular scene at Mecox. Some of the places I was dying to visit (including C.Bell!) are closed on weekends so I made a mental note to make a long weekend of it next time.
We have a smaller version of this Slim Aarons print of C.Z. Guest at her home in Palm Beach hanging in our dining room so it was fun to spot it in the city where it was taken!
Thank you to The Brazilian Court for hosting us — we had the best time! How many of you have been to Palm Beach? Any other recommendations for next time?!